Already contracted for 2023 and 2024, the Cronulla Sharks are not messing around, re-signing head coach Craig Fitzgibbon for a further three years until the end of 2027.
Guiding the Sharks into second place in just his first season as head coach, the opportunity to stay long-term and build something special at the Sharks greatly appeals to Fitzgibbon.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for us to build on what we started here at the Sharks last year,” Fitzgibbon said.
“We have outstanding playing talent, backed by a Board led by Steve Mace who are supportive of what we are trying to achieve.
“We enjoyed our first season, but our journey has just begun and we are looking to create an even stronger environment going forward.”
It should come as no secret that the Sharks have wanted to retain Fitzgibbon long-term and having done that, they know he is the man for the job.
“Craig managed to create an immediate impression when appointed to the role of head coach, his results then spoke for themselves and we believe as a Board and Management that the sky is the limit for our football program under his leadership,” Sharks Chairman Steve Mace said.
“I indicated some months ago that is was our goal to have Craig as our head coach long term and to get the deal done and to make it a reality, is extremely satisfying.”